Choosing The Best Training Academy?

The Australian Academy of Hypnosis is Australia’s longest established “Same Owner” hypnosis training institution. We train Traditional Hypnosis, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Mesmerism, and the realities of the hybrids of hypnosis such as NLP and Conversational hypnosis. Our training isn’t a mish mash of theory, it’s hands on and practical and our fees are lower than what many institutions charge. We’ll give you all the theory in our training manuals and our huge online Student Training and Resource centre. In the classroom. YOU WILL learn how to hypnotise in a practical sense. We train hypnosis and hypnotherapy in Melbourne Sydney Brisbane Adelaide and Perth.

During the past 28 years we’ve taught almost 5000 students, among them are many of Australia’s most successful clinical hypnotherapists. We’ve earned a reputation for professionalism and respect, and our training is recognised by all the significant hypnosis associations in Australia in accordance with their membership requirements. The Australian Academy of Hypnosis is an accredited training institution with The Hypnotherapy Council of Australia (HCA) the peak body for hypnosis in Australia.

There are good hypnosis training institutions in every country, however not all hypnosis or hypnosis training is the same. There are many styles and uses for this unique skill. It can cost a lot of money to sometimes learn very few practical skills; so, there are some important things you need to know before you choose any hypnosis training institution. Some of them are listed below.

Not all hypnosis is the same

There are various hypnosis hybrids. Some of the institutions claim to train a more modern version of hypnosis that can achieve all kinds of instant subconscious miracles and many other things. Closer investigation usually reveals that these apparently revolutionary techniques are no more than some aspect of previous hypnosis techniques. 

We do not have by far the highest Google rankings of any Hypnosis Training Academy in Australia without good reason 

A Few Examples Of What You Can Expect To Learn

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Legislation In Australia

The practice of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is de-regulated in every state and territory of Australia. You don’t need any special license (except when working with children), or any particular level of training to legally practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Of course, without proper training you’ll have difficulty gaining membership to accredited hypnosis associations and/or gaining practitioner insurance. Some training organisations might tell you that you need to train with them to be able to practice, or that the Government is going to re-regulate the practice. Both of those statements are simply untrue.

 There are many types of hypnosis and hypnosis trainings – Some of the various Hypnosis training available are

Street Hypnosis a new fad where students are taught to do so called hypno attacks. This is stupid, it could be dangerous, and IS not recognised by any hypnosis association. It takes a lot longer than 3 days to learn how to be a good hypnotist.

Conversational Hypnosis another version based on Milton Erickson sub conscious persuasion techniques, not real hypnosis at all and not recognized by any hypnosis association.

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), or the so-called study of human excellence and behaviour. NLP training organisations often promise to give the student a Master Practitioner in NLP and a Master Hypnotist accolade after 3 to 6 days training. Any therapeutic training that promises to make you a master in a week, a month, or even a year is dubious, so be careful that you don’t part with $6000 to $10,000 to find that out the expensive way. NLP is often touted as hypnosis, but it is distinctly different.

Ericksonian Hypnosis is a very ambiguous modality named after the American Psychiatrist Milton Erickson. Ericksonian hypnosis involves a lot of indirect methods and the use of metaphor more so than suggestion. Consider what you want to do with what you learn before you make your choice.

Three Day Accredited Hypnotist Training. Beware of the lure from some institutions that offer to train you to become an accredited hypnotherapist in just three days. The first thing you should ask is “Accredited by whom?” and you will discover that it is a self-accreditation that means little outside of the institution offering the training. The simple truth is that you cannot master hypnosis in just three days.

Certified Hypnotherapist. The Certification is not relevant to anything except the institution that issued the accolade. As far the effectiveness of the hypnotherapist is concerned, that will be directly relevant to their own skills and not the piece of paper that hangs on their wall. In all states and territories of Australia, the practice of hypnosis and hypnotherapy is self-regulated by various hypnosis associations. The state and federal governments do not officially recognise any hypnosis training from any training institution. Govt accredited training follows an academic framework, and the curriculum is decided and approved by individuals who might know less about hypnosis than you do. It mostly means that you pay a lot more money to learn a lot of things that have nothing to do with hypnosis.

Government Accredited Training. What Government Accredited training means, is that the structure of the training falls into Government compliance, it has nothing to do with the skills, the knowledge, or practical experience of the subject being taught; more so it’s about the business of education. A student can only learn as much as what the teacher really knows and can do in the real world.

Some hypnosis training institutions will tell you that you must have a Government Accredited Certificate IV or a Government Accredited Diploma to practice as a clinical hypnotherapist. This is absolutely not true. Why would you train with any organisation that can’t be honest from the outset? The truth is that so called “Govt Accredited Training” is usually expensive and theoretically inclined. It comprises of a lot of theory and is often taught by individuals who have little practical experience with hypnosis. Before you commit to any training make sure that any potential hypnosis trainer can actually hypnotise you. You can’t learn to drive a car by reading a book about driving a car – and you can’t learn to be a hypnotist by reading books and listening to lectures either.

The Australian Academy of Hypnosis™ trains practical fundamental hypnosis to be used for therapeutic purposes; we are more interested in ensuring you become an excellent and proficient hypnotist than filling your head with theories.

Our Students Learn To Become Hypnotists

The Training Materials Include

1. Academy Training Videos. Hundreds of “how to, filmed in class” training videos including full therapy sessions. Ericksonian and non-verbal inductions plus instant and rapid inductions, all explained and demonstrated. Permanent access into the academy’s huge Students Online Training and Resource Centre at
2. Four comprehensive and professionally presented, training manuals containing all the vital information you need to know, including an accurate hypnosis of hypnosis and full texts for more than twenty different hypnotic inductions.
3. Training textbooks
4. All self-assessments and examination markings.
5. Telephone & Email help.

Once You’ve Completed Your Certificate Training You Have the Following Benefits

1. Regular Ongoing Monthly Zoom Session Training.
2. Maintain permanent no cost access into our online student training and resource centre at which features: Free hypnosis eBooks, free hypnosis training DVDs, free training lectures, regular live online training classes, professional mentoring, telephone training and Q&A access, student forums, free scripts, and much more.
3. Access to Join State and National Hypnosis Associations
4. Access to Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Before You Choose an Academy Ask Yourself Five Important Questions

Question 1. Does the academy have a training history?

The Australian Academy of Hypnosis™ has been training hypnotists since 1996.

Question 2. Do the trainers have a passion for hypnosis? Are they well known and respected in their field? Have they had considerable “Hands On Experience” in all aspects of hypnosis?

Question 3. Is the training organisation Australian or International? The Australian Academy of Hypnosis™ is both.

Question 4. Does the training curriculum contain a significant amount of actual supervised inductions with the student being the hypnotist and the hypnotic subject?

Question 5. Can or will your trainer hypnotise you. Not just relax you but hypnotise you. There is a difference?

A Simple Test

There is much more to hypnosis than relaxation and imagery. Ask a potential trainer to hypnotise you? If they will not or cannot, then its only sensible that you look elsewhere. The Australian Academy of Hypnosis™ trainers have no objection to inducing hypnosis in any potential student before they commit to our training.